The Daily Choice: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round
I haven’t plowed through the entirety of the new Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti album Before Today so please discount my next few sentences as hyperbole with glee if you see fit. ”Round and Round” might be the most interesting song I’ve heard in years. The most curious bit of mish-mashed influences and loops and layers of years and years of musical history that’s slipped in to my eardrums since the I first heard Daft Punk’s Aerodynamic almost ten years ago.
Sit down for a moment on your comfy shag carpet, or your beaten up area rug, or in some beat-up chair, and turn on this song. Try to find footing in the opening sort of Thriller-esque disco beat, the sort of hovering omniscient vocals, but stumble as the song switches to some sort of twisted take on a 70s song-writer, the pulsing base still cruising by in the background, top-down, cigarette lit. Try to find some sort of foot-hold in the track, or just let it wash over you in all its multi-hued glory.
I’ve listened to it three times this morning alone.